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Libraries as gateways to information and democracy

Clare Morag Walker

Libraries as gateways to information and democracy

improving networking, advocacy, and lobbying strategies : papers and presentations delivered at six workshops, April-November 2008

by Clare Morag Walker

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Published by ada enup cc. in Johannesburg, South Africa .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementcompiled by the Goethe-Institut South Africa ; edited by Clare M. Walker
ContributionsGoethe-Institut South Africa
The Physical Object
Pagination507 p. :
Number of Pages507
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25206824M
ISBN 109780986974137
LC Control Number2012311089

GATEWAYS TO DEMOCRACY introduces the American political system, pointing out in each chapter the "gateways" that facilitate, or at times block, participation. In emphasizing how the political system works, and how individuals and groups have opened gates to influence public policy, the fourth edition helps students see the relevance of government in their lives.   What these groups have in common is a need for information and public libraries can provide the answer. There are over , public libraries worldwide, , of which are in developing countries.

  Authorities have removed books by pro-democracy writers in Hong Kong‘s public libraries, less than a week after China introduced a controversial . Start studying Chapter 1: Gateways to American Democracy. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.

LIBRARIES ARE AMERICA'S MOST DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTIONS. They ensure people have access to information and lifelong learning regardless of age, education, ethnicity, gender, language, income, physical limitations or geographic barriers. Libraries strengthen communities and help create a more literate and just society.   Don’t mess with libraries. One economist learned that lesson the hard way in July after posting a story on Forbes arguing that Amazon should replace local libraries .


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Libraries as gateways to information and democracy by Clare Morag Walker Download PDF EPUB FB2

The public library, the local gateway to knowledge, provides a basic condition for lifelong learning, independent decision- making and cultural development of the individual and social groups.

It is a living force for education, culture and information, and as an essential agent for the fostering of peace and spiritual welfare through the minds.

During World War II when the future of democracy was uncertain, Franklin D. Roosevelt described libraries as the great symbols of the freedom of the mind, essential to the functioning of a democratic society.

Kranich begins this new collection of essays with Roosevelt's sentiment in mind/5. Kranich begins this new collection of essays with Roosevelt's sentiment in mind.

From Librarian of Congress, James Billington, to founding director of the Center for the Book, John Cole, the leading-edge information specialists of the day share their insights on the role libraries play in advancing by: gateways to information and the promotion of democracy. “Constructive participation and the development of democracy depend on satisfactory education as well as free and unlimited access to knowledge, thought, culture and information.

The public library, the local gateway. For over years, public libraries have been bastions of democracy. Going beyond offering free, unfettered, and equal access to information, public librarians are staunch advocates for media literacy, continually championing efforts to nurture an informed constituency that will actively participate in the democratic process.

GATEWAYS TO DEMOCRACY introduces the American political system to students, pointing out in each chapter the gateways that facilitate, or at times block, participation. In emphasizing how the political system works-and how individuals and groups have opened gates to influence public policy-the text helps students see the relevance of government in their lives.3/5(1).

Get this from a library. Gateways to democracy: six urban community college systems. [Raymond C Bowen; Gilbert H Muller;] -- "The nation's urban community college confront unique problems and challenges in fulfilling their missions.

Enrolling large percentages of women, immigrants, and members of minority groups, these. For these forms of direct democracy as for all others it is necessary to have libraries that provide access to information and that serve as gateways to knowledge, thought and culture.

It is also the duty of all libraries to do all what they can to inform the citizens about what libraries have and what they can offer. “The library is central to our free society. It is a critical element in the free exchange of information at the heart of our democracy.” “ the library’s mission statement lays out our task quite clearly: ‘the New York Public Library is one of the cornerstones of the American tradition of equal opportunity.

Public libraries are at the center of our communities and our democracy. At the same time, they are, as Klinenberg wrote in an op-ed for the New York Times, “out of sync with the market logic. Gifford, Prosser. "The Libraries of Eastern Europe: Information and Democracy." In FUTURE LIBRARIES, edited by Prosser Gifford.

Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, Hafner, Arthur W. and Jennifer Sterling-Folker. "Democratic Ideals and the American Public Library." In DEMOCRACY AND THE PUBLIC LIBRARY, edited by Arthur W.

Hafner. Libraries provide immigrants with helpful information about, and opportunities to connect with, their new communities. Not only are libraries gateways to the community, they provide a place where new immigrants and their families can connect with. GATEWAYS TO DEMOCRACY introduces the American political system to students, pointing out in each chapter the gateways that facilitate, or at times block, participation.

In emphasizing how the political system works, and how individuals and groups have opened gates to influence public policy, the text helps students see the relevance of government in their lives. Libraries are about democracy, not just books. By Christie Nieman.

October 9, — pm. Normal text size Larger text size Very large text size. The library’s value isn’t lost on us. A Gallup survey from found that libraries are not just popular, they’re extremely popular. Over 90 percent of Americans feel that libraries are a. Democracies need libraries.

An informed public constitutes the very foundation of a democracy; after all, democracies are about discourse--discourse among the people. If a free society is to survive, it must ensure the preservation of its records and provide free and open access to this information.

Hafner included a chapter on democratic ideals in his book Democracy and the Public Library (Greenwood, ). Now, with the dawn of the information age, the relationship between libraries and democracy demands our attention more than ever.

This book, Libraries and Democracy, focuses on the role libraries play in advancing delib-erative democracy. Learn gateways democracy chapter 10 with free interactive flashcards. Choose from different sets of gateways democracy chapter 10 flashcards on Quizlet.

The public library as an essential aspect of democracy is built on the pretense that open access to information from all points of view, and all expressions of an idea, (“Intellectual Freedom Manual,” ) are necessitated by a functioning democracy (Balkin, ).

GATEWAYS TO DEMOCRACY, ESSENTIALS begins and ends with student engagement. This new textbook by authors John G. Geer, Wendy J. Schiller, Jeffrey A. Segal, and Dana K. Glencross peels back the layers of the American political system to expose its inner workings and examine how competing interests can both facilitate and block the people's will/5(28).

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Students get unlimited access to a library of more t products for $ per term."Gateways to Democracy is well written, balanced, and offers an effective blend of theory, historical analysis, and specific case studies.

The tensions between 'gates' and 'gateways' allows my students to consider the opportunities that democracy in America has provided while challenging them to wrestle with the contemporary reality of.Libraries Are Physical, Electronic Gateways for Democracy's Citizens Updated April 3, am ET The "Moving On" column "Of the Places You'll Go, Is the Library Still One of Them?".